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Strawbery Mochi (Daifuku)- a delicious Japanese mochi dessert. A whole strawberry is covered in a layer of red bean paste and wrapped in mochi.
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Strawberry Mochi (Daifuku)

Strawbery Mochi, or strawberry daifuku, is a delicious Japanese dessert. A whole strawberry is covered in a layer of red bean paste and wrapped in mochi. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword mochi, strawberries, sweet
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 mochi
Calories 20kcal

Instructions

Strawberries

  • Wash and pat dry the strawberries.
    12 small to medium strawberries
  • Cut off the stems.
  • Take a tablespoon or so of red bean paste, and wrap around the strawberry to fully cover.
    1 package red bean paste (koshian/smooth type)
  • Using plastic wrap will make this easier and keep it from sticking to your hands. Wrap all of the strawberries and place in the refrigerator.

Mochi

  • Mix the mochiko and sugar in a large microwave safe bowl.
    1 cup mochiko, 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Stir in the water and mix until fully combined.
    1 1/8 cup water
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave for one minute.
  • Remove from microwave and stir.
  • Microwave for 30 second increments until mochi is smooth, thick, and pliable.
    See video above for visual. The amount of time may depend upon the microwave strength. For me I had to do it 4 times total. 
  • On a clean work surface, sprinkle a generous amount of starch, and turn the mochi onto it.
    cornstarch/potato starch
  • Put starch on your hands, to prevent sticking. Cut the mochi into twelve equal sized portions.
  • Flatten the mochi into a circle, and place a red bean wrapped mochi tip down in the center of the mochi.
  • Wrap the strawberry with the mochi, pinching the bottom closed. 
  • If you are not eating immediately, cover lightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. 

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg